Category Archives: ssn

Verifying Social Security Numbers

What is a Social Security Number? In the movie “My Blue Heaven” (1990), Barney Coopersmith, an FBI agent played by Rick Moranis, asks Vincent Antonelli, a mobster played by Steve Martin, what his Social Security number (SSN) is. Vincent responds …

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Invalid or Impossible Social Security Numbers

Social Security Numbers¬†having the following characteristics are invalid or impossible: AREA, GROUP, or SERIAL are composed of all zeroes (e.g, 000-45-6789, 123-00-6789, 123-45-0000) AREA number 666 (never have and never will be issued) AREA numbers 700 to 728 (Railroad workers …

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Identity Theft and SSN Randomization

SSN Randomization is a project by the SSA in an effort to curb Identity theft victims in the USA. The Social Security Administration (SSA) changed the way Social Security Numbers are issued starting on June 25, 2011. Since 1973 SSN’s …

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Providing your Social Security Number on Forms

Just like in Jess’s blog, every time I have to complete a form at a bank or even at a doctors office they want my SSN. Since I’m in that industry I know all too well how SSN information gets …

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Help, I Lost my Social Security Card

While we get a lot of people that contact us for our help getting their SSN card replaced, it is something you can do yourself. Let’s say you moved out of the country for a few years and you had …

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